“Come on people, there has to be something we haven’t thought of,” said exasperated party leader John Horgan, staring at a whiteboard covered with dozens of crossed-out suggestions. “We’ve haven’t held a government in 16 years and I’ll be damned if we start now.”
The NDP’s tradition of losing to incompetent and/or corrupt candidates is a long and storied one, not counting a 10 year period where the party embarrassingly won two elections back-to-back. Many NDP voters would view a Horgan victory as a betrayal of the values that they voted for.
“I vote NDP for one reason and one reason only,” said Michael Orek, a tech sector employee. “So I can complain and act superior when the Liberal government continues to slowly destroy British Columbia. How can I do that if the NDP wins?”
At press time, the NDP had shifted focus and are now trying their best to lose to the Green Party instead.